Medication errors are a common form of medical malpractice. If you believe you or a loved one has experienced serious adverse effects from a medication error, consult with a medical malpractice attorney to find out about your rights to recover compensation.
Medication errors can occur at any time when a clinician prescribes a medication and the patient actually receives the medication. The error can be a mistake of commission or omission. Medication errors that reach the patient and cause any degree of harm are preventable errors.
Sometimes a person intercepts the error before it reaches a patient. An example is a pharmacist who notices the error and calls the practitioner to correct it before filling the prescription.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), risk is considerable:
Any number of factors can lead to medication errors, including:
According to the Patient Safety Network, adverse drug events (ADEs) are the most common preventable occurrences in all types of medical settings. Statistics reveal:
If you suspect that a medication error resulted in serious harm or death of a family member, you can find out about your legal rights from an experienced attorney. At Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP https://sacksteinlaw.com, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss concerns about medical malpractice.